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31st July 2014
 
SGG Unveils Stadip SKN To Combine Solar Control With Safety And Acoustic Performance
 

Saint-Gobain Glass has brought together the acclaimed high performance solar control properties of Cool-lite SKN with the acoustic and safety features of its Stadip range to offer COOL-LITE STADIP SKN 165 and 174.

The new additional benefits bring optimised sound insulation, safety and security benefits as well as reducing both solar gain and UV penetration to the commercial market, said Adrian Adams, Market Manager for Better Working at Saint-Gobain Glass: “Architects and specifiers are already very familiar with the advanced properties of the two separate ranges.

 
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New Technology Delivers Quieter, Smarter Motorised Integral Blinds
 

Now with the quietest ever motor and plug-in diagnostics to speedily resolve any operational issues with ease, the MB-System motorised Uni-Blind® system from Morley Glass offers fabricators and installers the ultimate addition to any window or door.

The MB-System Uni-Blind now features a brushless motor which means the blind operation is much quieter than previous generations, with reliability far superior to previous versions.

 
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Premidoor Brochure Supports Growth
 

With a recent surge in enquires for Kömmerling’s Lift and Slide PremiDoor from installers, specifiers and building developers, the company have just launched a new and dedicated 6 page brochure to support further growth for this highly impressive and feature packed large span door.

Given the highly engineered design, the PremiDoor is capable of sash sizes up to 3 metres wide and 2.5 metres high, along with 2, 3 and even 4 pane options up to a maximum span of 10 metres, with a frame depth of 168mm.

 
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Plastic Is Fantastic For Local MP’s VEKA Recycling Tour
 

Kent-based VEKA Recycling hosted a visit from their Gareth Johnson MP who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities for local people.

He toured the Swanscombe processing site, which has grown from employing 10 to 40 people since it was established seven years ago.

 
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SGG Launches Cool-Lite Xtreme 50/22 II Featuring An Outstanding Selectivity Of 2.27
 

Saint-Gobain Glass is once again leading the field in high performance solar control glass with the launch of Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II, which features Europe’s highest solar selectivity for a to be toughened triple silver product.

SGG Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II combines 50% light transmission with a Solar Factor of only 0.22 – i.e. blocking 78% of solar heat – along with a thermal insulation of 1.0W/m2k the product outperforms all double silver coated products available in the market.

 
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Deceuninck Launches Mybrand Print On Demand Portal
 

Deceuninck has launched www.MyBrandHub.co. uk – its new print on demand portal to make it simple and convenient for customers to order personalised brochures, leaflets, posters and other marketing tools whenever they need.

Ordering bespoke marketing material is easy and cost effective. Customers get in touch with MRA Marketing, Deceuninck’s expert marketing team, to create a tailored suite. Once the marketing is finalised and approved,

 
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Phil Parry Joins Synseal To Lead The R&D Team
 

Phil Parry has joined Synseal in a newly-created role of Head of Research & Development to lead the company’s successful R&D team and deliver the new product strategy plan.

Phil is well qualified for this position, as he has previously held positions at nearby systems suppliers LB Plastics and Eurocell where he was responsible for the design and implementation of several high profile product development programmes.

 
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Growth Plans On Track For CMS As
Sales Jump 33%
 

Business is booming for Scottish based window, door and building envelope supplier CMS, which has increased turnover by £5 million and staff numbers by 30% in the last 12 months.

In a record year for the company, turnover has increased from £15 million to £20 million in the last financial year thanks to a string of new contracts with major developers, local authorities and contractors, including Graham Construction,

 
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Homeowners Recognise What Solid Tiled Conservatory Roofs Have To Offer
 

Increasing numbers of homeowners are recognising how a solid conservatory roof can transform their home. David Gallagher, Managing Director of Connaught Conservatory Roofs explains their appeal. “Quite simply, a solid tiled conservatory roof has a lot to offer different sectors of the market.”

The solid tiled conservatory roof is often sold as a solution to an ageing, inefficient conservatory and that’s still a major market. It’s equally useful for solving the problem of a north or south facing conservatory that is either too hot or too cold for large parts of the year.

 
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Regalead Ready For Tower To Tower Challenge
 

Over the past months 12 members of the RegaLead team limbering up for one of their toughest challenges to date in the form of the London to Paris Cycle ride in aid of their chosen charity Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity (RDMCC).

Now just weeks away, the nerves are beginning to show as these brave (or some may say foolhardy) cyclists prepare themselves to arrive at London’s Tower Bridge on 8th August to start the Tower to Tower Challenge.

 
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Despatch Scanning Optimises Loading And Delivery For Pioneer Customers
 

Well known for the fabrication of doors, windows and conservatories, Pioneer Trading is further increasing the quality of its overall service to the trade by adopting the innovative Mobile Despatch Screen.

Employing the software will ensure even greater efficiency for both the delivery driver and customer, as it enables the products in transit to be tracked from the moment they leave the factory to the exact time of arrival on site.

 
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Warm Edge Spacer Bars Boosts Thermal Insulation For Integral Blinds
 

A new addition to the Uni-Blinds range from Morley Glass & Glazing gives fabricators and installers the scope to provide windows and doors featuring integral blinds without compromising thermal performance.

Following a two year development programme in conjunction with Italian glass insulation specialist TGI, every Uni-Blinds double glazed sealed unit now comes with a warm edge spacer bar as standard to offer optimum thermal insulation.

 
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Inagas Gains Eu Patent For Smartstart
 

Inagas is pleased to announce that its SmartStart filling lance has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office.

Supplied with the popular Smartfill range of gas filling machinery, SmartStart provides the operative with control over the fill process, without having to return to the machine.

 
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Ignoring Ad Rules Puts IG Doors On Naughty Step
 

After intervention by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) IG Doors has withdrawn its claim to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of composite doors.

The ASA is the UK’s independent watchdog responsible for ensuring ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful. Since 2011 its remit includes advertising on the internet.

 
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Trade News


Swisspacer Inside CWG Choices’ Popular Open Days

SWISSPACER took part in two open days at CWG Choices on the 22nd and 23rd July. Installers were attending the event to find out more about CWG Choices’ extensive product range.

SWISSPACER is used by many window companies in their sales pitches to homeowners.

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Another Record Breaking Trading Period For Hardware Supplier

A leading international supplier of friction stays has reported a record period of trading in the first quarter of its new financial year.

International friction stay manufacturer Cotswold Architectural Products is up 20 per cent compared to same time last year

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Apeer Hits New Heights Of Efficiency

A state-of-the art, IT-driven efficiency initiative is taking production at Apeer Doors to new heights.

The Northern Ireland based composite door manufacturer has implemented a highly sophisticated system

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Stay Secured By Design With CENSolutions

CENSolutions celebrates 10 years in business this year, and while they are widely recognised as a leading consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries, they have no desire to rest on their laurels.

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Guide To New CE Marking Legislation

In July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) fully replaced the Construction Products Directive (CPD)  – making it compulsory for all glass construction products (including architectural and insulating glass units)

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Meet your Approved Installer Team

The VEKA UK Group doesn’t do anything by halves, so when the industry-leading system supplier recently established its Approved Installer scheme for VEKA and Halo customers, significant investment was made in promoting

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Origin Grows Uk Manufacturing Operations With New Factory


Origin Frames Ltd has opened a new production facility at its headquarters in Buckinghamshire as part of the company’s huge expansion plans. The factory opening follows the introduction of Origin’s industry leading ‘Your Lead Time

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Trojan Group’s Vietnam Manufacturing Facility Is On Track To Help Meet Growing Demand

The Trojan Group has released details of the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The purpose-built additional 20,000 square metres of manufacturing space is on course to be operational by late 2014.

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On Site

Total Glass Windows Improve Security For Conservation Area Homes

Liverpool-based social housing fenestration specialist Total Glass supplied PVC-U vertical sliding and casement windows for a property in one of the city’s key Conservation Areas.

The white sliding box sash windows were installed on the front elevation of

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Products

Synseal’s Pizza-Style Boxes Deliver The Savings!

Synseal’s fabricator partners are being presented with “pizza-style” sample boxes and literature in a new sales and marketing campaign designed to promote the advantages of using recycled plastic thermal reinforcements (PTRs) to replace traditional steel.

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Siegenia Aluminium Series Supplied By Carl F Groupco

Latest hardware to be added to Carl F Groupco’s range is manufactured by Siegenia and designed specifically for aluminium windows. With features to ease fabrication and installation of tilt & turn windows, and advancements that simplify component selection, the ALU 4200 and ALU axxent product

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Taking PVC-U To The Next Level

We’re in a mature market and many of the new products that are introduced are simply variations on a theme. Genuinely new products that offer something substantially different are rare. So when such a product does come along, there’s very good reason to get excited, not least because of the opportunities it

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New Full Height Soffit Option For Global Summer

A full height soffit is now available as an internal design option for Synseal’s best-selling hybrid orangery, Global Summer, in depths of 300mm and 450mm.

Launched in May 2012, Global Summer has proven popular with UK consumers and offers a “shelf-style” orangery soffit as standard,

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DDP And Konig Uk Have The Magic Touch

Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead is to announce a partnership with Konig-UK in order to offer a number of repair and touch up solutions for the popular DoorColour range.

With interest at a high for the specialist colour offering, the

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Internet

Glass Services Increases Triple Another First For Ritec With The Innovative New Remote Training And Support Centre Launch

After 30 years and 13 awards for industry excellence, Ritec International is again leading innovation in the glass industry with the launch of their purpose-built remote training facility located at their factory site in Tottenham, London. 

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Brochures

K2 Conservatory Roof Technical Brochure Now Available

Synseal has published an authoritative technical brochure detailing its proven and advanced K2 conservatory roof system.

The no-nonsense K2 roof brochure presents all the key design features

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Charity

Edgetech Golf Day Number ‘Fore’

Edgetech UK, a Quanex company hosted its annual golf day at Staverton Park, Daventry as part of its 25 year anniversary celebrations.

Over 100 guests from the industry joined Edgetech for a round of golf

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